Rubberwood comes from the Para Rubber Tree, Hevea Brasiliensis, which is plantation-grown and produces latex used in making rubber. Rubberwood is environmentally friendly. Once the trees reach maturity, (usually about 25-30 years old) it ceases providing latex. Rather than being scrapped or burned, those mature trees are harvested and cut into lumber and new trees panted. Rubber trees grow in Asia, Africa and South America. They can go over 40 meters high and live up to 100 years.
Rubberwood has consistent grain and coloring. It is a light-colored medium-density hardwood that is characterized by straight grain with an open texture. Like all hardwoods, it takes on stain easily.
Rubberwood is a stable construction material. It can be used to make many products due to tits minimal shrinkage in the Keln drying process. Some of those products include: Cabinets, Drawer Boxes, Floors, Counter and Table Tops, Furniture, Kitchen Accessories and more. Rubberwood is not suitable for outdoor use, as rain can leach the protective chemicals form the wood, hence exposing it to fungus attacks. It might also warp, not a good look, so make sure you keep it inside!